Molasses Cookies


There’s nothing better in the middle of the night than a cold glass of milk (non-fat, of course) with a homemade cookie. One of my favorites is a soft molasses cookie. Please don’t count the calories on this one. It’s bound to be healthy with all that molasses. There really isn’t much more I can add to that, so here’s the recipe.

Molasses Cookies

Sift together: 3 cups flour (I use half whole wheat and half unbleached)
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
¼ teaspoon ground cloves
Pinch salt

Cream ½ cup shortening with ½ cup sugar until light.

Add 1 well-beaten egg, then 1 cup molasses, and beat thoroughly.

Add sifted dry ingredients to creamed mixture alternately with 1 tablespoon vinegar and ½ cup boiling water.

Mix well and drop the soft dough by spoonfuls 2 inches apart on well-greased cookie sheet. Sprinkle with sugar.

Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until firm to the touch, at 375 F.

If you can wait, it’s probably better to let them cool down a bit before you dig into them.

A hui hou!

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